While laminate flooring has its good qualities, hardwood flooring is the real deal. Laminate works great in high moisture rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens. Laminate is a manufactured product made from fiberboard. Even though laminate floors do a good job of imitating real wood, hardwood floors simply look and feel better.
It compliments your furnishings and with all the color choices hardwood offers, you can be bold or understated with your preference. Hardwood offers a natural grain pattern, while laminate offers little variation with the same pattern reproduced over and over. Laminate also needs to be replaced, on average, about every 10 years. By adding up the cost of replacing a laminate floor that often, it makes the initial cost of hardwood floor purchase and installation very cost-effective in the long run.
The bottom line is there is no substitute for the natural beauty and grace a hardwood floor can bring to your home. Whether it’s a rich mahogany or a light, Texas birch, your hardwood floor will last forever and, according to several Realtor, it will increase the value of your home by 35%! The warmth and welcoming atmosphere it brings to a room makes you feel at home. A basic, beautiful bit of Hardwood flooring in Long Island is as timeless and authentic as a old western!